We know a lot of you metalheads are pretty big gamers and that's what makes Pentakill so unique. Recorded in the catacombs of the Shadow Isles, the album was engineered and produced by Riot Games in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK; with mixing and mastering duties being handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, EPICA, DORO etc.). Pentakill Kayle is the newest member of the group and provides excellent backing vocals for the band.
His classical mace was adapted to the axe-guitar which is a very clever turn of the Riot Games. It's a metal band whose music goes perfectly playing in the background as you rack up kills in the Summoner's Rift. Three years have passed since the release of their debut album, but the fictional band Pentakill is back with some very real heavy metal music.
Pentakill is a virtual metal band within the game, and Karthus is not only a powerful warrior, but also the lead singer of the band. The remainder of the band features Karthus, Yorick, Sona, Olaf and Mordekaiser. One of those genres is metal, with an in-house band going by Pentakill producing an album a couple of years ago.
AND THAT'S WHEN THE BURNING FERRY BEARING KARTHUS, YORICK AND KAYLE RAN AGROUND ON SONA'S BASALT RING OF FIRE. The hunched figure of Yorick, awakened by Karthus and Kayle, was heading south, leaving a bloody trail behind. The band, cleverly named after the often unbelievable feat of killing five players at once in League of Legends with one character , exists seemingly to bring a taste of Metal to the League of Legends fanbase.
The video, you'll notice something that makes it seem as though there's a chance we might be getting some additional Pentakill skins for other champions besides the five listed above. With the exception of a show for the League of Legends Brazilian Championship, many believed the band would simply fade into obscurity in the game's long and storied history.
Most of the skins are now Legacy skins, some are still regular league of legends skins. It's great for an old rocker like myself to be a part of this modern gaming music world, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great team of talented people.
The result, released just recently on the iTunes app store, allows League of Legends players to quickly check up on the strengths and skills of one of those 100+ champion characters. Seven new Pentakill icons are also available for 250 RP each: Pentakill Kayle Icon, Pentakill II icon, Pentakill Karthus Icon, Pentakill Olaf icon, Pentakill Yorick icon, Pentakill Sona icon, and the Pentakill Mordekaiser icon.
Pentakill Karthus was introduced to us in the role of a singer in the heavy metal band - Pentakill. He was, along with Olaf being inspired by Lemmy Killmister, Mordekaiser by GWAR (sort of), Karthus by Jørn Lande and Sona by Simone Simons. In short: one of CLG's players killed all five of TSM's players ("League of Legends" is a five-on-five streamer game).
In 2014 the Riot label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs titled Smite and Ignite that relied on the talents of session musicians, including vocalists Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Dragonforce).
The first band with whom he achieved a minor success was Vagabond , which also featured Ronni Le Tekrø , Morty Black and other former members of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT The self titled album, released in 1994, sold 10,000 copies in Norway, but the copies were dropped by label EMI.
Like before I've been working closely with the great Riot Games team in LA, and this time around we are aiming for a full length album with Karthus as captain of the vocal ship. In addition, the Hansons told me, Pentakill helps League of Legends players keep track of hundreds of spells for teleporting, powering up, healing, and more.